Linux user here too. Currently my only Win comp is my 486
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:45am
with Windows 3.11. I've been using Linux as my main computer since college as well. I basically have stuck with Ubuntu for the past decade or so, just because it's always been pretty solid. At work we've use other distros, but they're all pretty similar these days. Work computer itself is a Mac.. which I'm slowly learning to like.
I used to do IT stuff back in college and the start of my first job. I liked the hands on stuff but moved away from it over the years. I'm super out of date now with any new hardware technology. The closest I come these days is a random project with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
Pod cast sounds fun. My band has been a guest on the local radio station a few times and a pod cast. I'm wayyy too shy to be good on the radio though. haha
Also, 2nd what Puck said. I use DOSBox when on Linux for QB stuff. I try to keep it on real hardware but I'm glad it's still possible on modern cross platform hardware.
"Shamrice, because sometimes you want to wash your hair and eat it too!"
I still have this old image Retna made like 20 years ago:
I still program as a hobby. Lately, have got into podcasting a little bit. Involved in a show called "SQPN - Secrets of Technology" Looking at intersection of Faith and Tech - its a fun things to do.
I am in 5 rural parishes and have two schools, so I end up being the de facto IT guy, so tha... more
Linux user here too. Currently my only Win comp is my 486- Erik_,Fri Jan 07 2022 8:45am
Wondering if there is a way to retro fit my old 386 to a new monitor, newer keyboards, usb mouse etc. My old guy still took the serial mouse, larger keyboard (before PS/2) and I never had the guts to install USB even when I had Win95 on it.
They're still cheap enough to find (if you don't go IBM Model M for the keyboard) and work well enough. I actually have a PS/2 to AT keyboard converter like Puck was talking about. Works really nicely. Unfortunately my nice PS/2 keyboard with switches has some dead keys on it so it's not being used ... more
Iirc, they started appearing on 486's. You'd need an ISA USB card otherwise.
Funny, though, I've got tons of PS/2 keyboards and only a few USB keyboards. Most computer manufacturers included PS/2 keyboards in the box for a long time after USB became standard. You can get adapters, though. You w... more
Erik wrote a game for Christmas and we need someone to try it who hasn't learned the tricks. It's only 3 levels so it doesn't take too long to get through. (I haven't had a chance to get to demo 4 myself.)
So I guess you're working with boxes and balky printers? Are they all running Windows 10?
Do I need the Turbo Button on my 486 to run this :)
I have DOSBox on my Linux Box, but currently that box is laying in pieces on my workbench. I'm upgrading from the Ryzen 5 2600 to the Ryzen 5 5600G
Going to see how far integrated graphics has come since my current graphics card is a 2012 N... more
Do need it on. The code is less sensitive to CPU cycles than it is the clock, so as long as your computer has enough power to render it should run fine.
I doubt we'll get away from Integrated graphics... They're much more powerful now and sharing solutions tend to suck.
I was just thinking 4.77MHz because a lot of the games on the IBM PC/XT time weren't controlled by anything besides CPU speed so they ran at light speed once MHz started to increase. I thought turning turbo off tried to re-emulate that speed to make those programs work correctly again. I might just ... more
Thing similar. I had to use it for a game that was running to fast, but I can't remember what it was.
So some systems just slowed the CPU down by disabling caches or skipping cycles. Others really did try to hit 4.77 mHz. I wonder if Delivery Rush can be played on an XT if the graphics were simp... more